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FINDLAY - The University of Findlay women's basketball team will host the University of Northwestern Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 29.  The non-conference contest is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. inside Croy Gymnasium.

Sights and Sounds

All Oilers basketball games can be heard on 88.3 FM "WLFC" or on the internet via their website.

The Series

The Oilers and Racers will be playing for the first time ever on Saturday.

The University of Findlay

The Oilers fell 81-77 in overtime to Urbana University on Wednesday, Dec. 19 in Urbana, Ohio.

The Oilers found themselves down 37-34 at the half, but held a three-point lead at 66-63 with only 30 seconds to play in the game.  Urbana's Ciara Geiger however drilled a three pointer with only eight ticks left to send the game into overtime.

The Blue Knights dominated the beginning of the overtime period as they quickly built a nine point lead in the first three minutes of the extra session.  The Oilers would then close the gap, but ran out of time in the end as they dropped to 6-3 on the season.

Senior forward Kayla Brown led the team with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting.  Brown hit 5-of-10 three point attempts and also added a season-high ten rebounds for her first double-double of the season.

Junior guard Ashley Andrews added 13 points while freshman forward Kelsey Lewis scored a career-high ten points, hitting all five of her field goal attempts.

For Findlay's 2012-13 season statistics, please click on the following link:

Season Statistics

For Findlay's 2012-13 roster, please click on the following link:

Roster

University of Northwestern Ohio

The Racers sport a 5-9 record on the year and are paced by Shaye Warman, who is averaging 13.8 points per game.

Madison Coldren is also averaging in double figures at 11.3 points per outing while grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game.

For Northwestern Ohio's 2012-13 season statistics, please click on the following link:

Season Statistics

For Northwestern Ohio's 2012-13 roster, please click on the following link:

Roster

Lighting Up the Scoreboard

Senior forward Kayla Brown has been scoring in bunches this season, averaging 19.6 points per game.  Her points per game average is the third best in the GLIAC and is enabling Findlay to average 72.9 points per outing, the third best mark in the league.

Nationally, Brown ranks 16th in points per game average.

Grand Theft

The Oilers are averaging 12.9 steals per game, the second best total in the GLIAC and the 23rd best mark in the nation. 

Individually, senior forward Kayla Brown ranks second in the GLIAC with 3.1 steals per game while junior guard Karli Beasley is 11th with 1.9 steals per contest.

Forcing Turnovers

The Oilers are forcing 23.9 turnovers per game, the best total in the GLIAC.

Triple Your Pleasure

Senior forward Kayla Brown ranks second in the conference in three point shooting, making 2.7 per game.  She has connected on 40.0 percent (24-of-60) of her attempts thus far.

Freshman guard Alyssa Grevenkamp leads the conference in three point shooting percentage as she is hitting 58.8 percent of her three point tries.

Shooting Range

The Oilers rank fourth in the GLIAC in field goal percentage, hitting 41.9 percent of their attempts.

Individually, senior forward Kayla Brown ranks tenth with a 50.4 percent shooting clip.

Getting on the Glass

The Oilers are averaging 13.6 offensive rebounds per game, the fifth best total in the GLIAC.

Freebies

The Oilers are hitting 74.2 percent of their free throw attempts on the season, the fifth best mark in the GLIAC.

Individually, sophomore forward Lacey Kessler ranks fifth with an 88.9 percent shooting clip from the line.

1,000-Point Club

Senior forward Kayla Brown will look to become the 19th member of the Oilers 1,000-point club this year.

Brown has scored 926 points during her career and has also added 351 rebounds during her tenure with the program.

Teammate Laura Piehl was the last Oilers player to crack the 1,000-point plateau as she has racked up 1,262 career points and will hope to add to her total this season.

Reaching the 90-Point Plateau

The Oilers have scored 90 or more points 62 times since the 1978-79 season and sport a 61-1 (.984) record in those games.

Their only loss came at the hands of Wilmington, who defeated the Oilers by a score of 110-98 in 1985.

Preseason GLIAC Poll

The University of Findlay women's basketball team was picked to finish third in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division as the league office announced their annual preseason poll on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The Oilers, who finished last season with a 15-12 record, received 121 votes in the poll and trailed Tiffin University (140) and Ashland University (184) in the South Division.  The Eagles received all 23 first place votes in the poll, which was based on votes by members of the media.

Ferris State University was tabbed as the favorite to win the North Division after receiving 15 first place votes and a total of 174 votes overall.

Preseason All-GLIAC

Senior forward Kayla Brown was honored as a preseason first team all-conference pick.

Brown earned second team honors last year as a junior after averaging a team-high 12.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.  She also recorded 2.2 steals per game and drained 46 three pointers. 

Brown has scored 754 points during her career and has added 317 rebounds.  She will look to become the Oilers 19th member of the 1,000-point club in her final year with the program.

Winning GLIAC South Division Titles

The Oilers have won two out the last three GLIAC South Division titles (2009-10, 2010-11) and as a program, have captured championships in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2010 and 2011.

GLIAC Tournament

The Oilers have appeared in the GLIAC Tournament four times in their history.  During the 2009-10 campaign, the Oilers won a GLIAC Tournament game for the first time in school history, defeating Hillsdale College 66-62 to advance to the second round.